Denton and Linda (Thompson) Woolfe, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 18, with a family gathering at 2 p.m. at The Hawthorne Inn, Labadie.

Gary and Brenda Swartz, Marthasville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Nicole Swartz, Marthasville, to Jared Curtis Mohesky, Washington, son of Curt and Kelly Mohesky, Washington.

Daniel and Abigail (Jacob) Rinne, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Noah Matthew Rinne. Born Aug. 5, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

John and Jean Bennett (Durkin), Washington, are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They were united in marriage Aug. 29, 1959, in St. Louis.

Jim and Paula Garrison, St. Clair, were joined together in holy matrimony Aug. 7, 1954, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Jennings. From this union, they have a daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, Greg Baker, a grandson, Thomas, and two great-grandsons, Lucas and Noah.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pica of Fairbury, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Danielle Pica, Maryland Heights, to Matthew Shane Pross, Pacific, son of the late Mark D. Pross and Connie K. Pross of Pacific.

David and Stephanie Church, nee DeRousse, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Makenna Paige Church. Born July 18, 2019, at St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Burl F. and Wanda D. Davis, Union, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Aug. 15, 2019. Mr. Davis and the former Miss Hodges were united in marriage in 1958 by a justice of the peace in Illinois.

Tyler King and Amber (Hartbank) King announce the birth of their son, Carter Lee King, on July 18, 2019. Carter weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

Greg and Susan (Mustain) Wilson, Washington, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 9, 1969, in their hometown of Centralia.

Douglas and Judith Kleekamp, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Marie Kleekamp, Madison, Wis., to Jordan Pierce Leykam, Madison, Wis., son of Joseph and Karen Leykam, Washington.

Christopher White and Kimberly Almstedt, Park Hills, announce the birth of a son, Leland Charles White. Born July 22, 2019, at Parkland Health Center, Farmington, he weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Nathan and Kathryn (Tod) Riegel, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Myrna Ann Riegel. Born July 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 10 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long.

Pamela Jensen and Jeffrey Jensen, both of Marthasville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Diane Jensen, Krakow, to Travis Robison, Krakow, son of Lori Robison and Jim Brown, Villa Ridge, and the late Richard Robison.

Peter and April (Palmer) Zimmermann, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Isabella Rose Zimmermann. Born July 10, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Nick Straatmann and Andrea (Unnerstall) Straatmann announce the birth of a son, Louis Joseph Straatmann, on April 28. Grandparents are Kurt and Michelle Unnerstall of Washington and Terry and Debbie Straatmann of Villa Ridge.

Emily Elizabeth Schmitt, daughter of Steve and Melanie Schmitt, Washington, was married to Kevin L. Shimkus, son of Todd and Deborah Shimkus, Schenectady, N.Y., on April 27, 2019, during an outdoor ceremony at Willow Ridge Manor, Morrison, Colo.

Zach Kosark and Laycie (Graves) Kosark, Union, announce the birth of a son, Camden Ray Kosark. Born June 23, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Mark and Charlet Wellenkamp announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Wellenkamp, to Joshua Jenkins, son of Vicki Kruep.

Amanda and Joe Sullivan, Union, and Mike and Tanya Havelka, Owensville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaeli Maraya Havelka, Labadie, to Chauncey L. James Poling, Labadie, son of Shaun and Clareece Whitehead, Belle.

A special diamond jubilee for 60 years of holy matrimony was celebrated at 5 p.m. Mass Saturday, June 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Neier, with a special blessing by the Rev. Kevin Schmittgens in honor of Jerry and Joan (Feth) Kloeppel, Beaufort.

Jeffery and Michal Miller, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Billy Marie Miller, Washington, to Andrew Thomas Narup, Washington, son of Thomas and Marita Narup, Washington.

Elmer and Bettie Huggins, Lonedell, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 4, 2019. The couple were united in marriage July 4, 1959, in Doss.

Angie Deaton and Doug Windsor were united in marriage Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Franklin County Judicial Center in Union. Judge David Hoven officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.

Todd and Christine Marquart, Marthasville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Marquart, Marthasville, to Timothy Alan Hellebusch, Treloar, son of Roland and Audrey Hellebusch, Treloar.

Jim and Irene Wall, St. Clair, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 20, 1959. Mr. Wall and the former Miss Love were united in marriage June 20, 1959, in St. Clair.

Pete and Barbara Baser, Union, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 20, 2019, with their children and spouses.

Paul and Sara (Peirick) Scheer, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Leo Paul Scheer. Born May 26, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Albert and Naomi Mitchell, Beaufort, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 22, 2019, with a party hosted by their children at Beaufort Lions Club.

Rich and Donna Kuchem, Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Kuchem, to Greg Hellebusch, son of Roland and Audrey Hellebusch, Treloar.

Betty Rose and the late David Ray Holdinghausen, who passed away May 1, 2019, at BJC Hospital in the ICU, would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

Chris Klenke, Labadie, and Emily Mills, Washington, announce the birth of twin daughters, Huntley Adeline Klenke and Hayden Ophelia Klenke. Born March 26, 2019, at St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, Huntley weighed 4.6 pounds and Hayden weighed 5.2 pounds.

Dennis Whitworth and Marilyn Schulte Whitworth, Washington, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary June 8, 2019, with a gathering of family and friends at the Washington KC Hall.

Jerome and Darlene Brinkmann, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 27, 2019, with a blessing and dinner with family and friends. Jerome and the former Darlene Schwoeppe were united in marriage April 25, 1959.

Dominic and Kim (Straatmann) Aguilar, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Ellie Jean Aguilar. Born April 13, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces.

Rashea Caldwell, St. Louis, announces the adoption of a daughter, Vera Christine Caldwell. The adoption was completed April 26, 2019.

Lisa (Allen) Breig and Alex Breig, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Lucy Evelyn Breig. Born April 4, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Jamie (Diener) and Jeff Holtmeier, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Violet Anna Holtmeier. Born March 19, 2019, in Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces.

Tim and Jean Altemueller, Beaufort, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Marie Altemueller, Beaufort, to Tyler Warren Beck, Union, son of Tom and Julie Beck, Union.

John and Randi (Mullen) Hutchison, Wentzville, announce the birth of a son, Jason Michael Ralph Hutchison. Born April 7, 2019, at Progress West Hospital, O’Fallon, he weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Christina (Ridgley) Poggas and Sam Poggas, High Hill, announce the birth of a daughter, Elodie Lorraine Poggas. Born April 2, 2019, at Boone Hospital, Columbia, she weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces.

Nicholas Hood and Bridgette Smith, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Marvin Evan Timothy Hood. Born April 12, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

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Hearing that you are going to be grandparents for the first time is the best news ever. However, when you get news from another daughter that they are also expecting is almost unbelievable, especially when the due dates are just five days apart.

Micah Dawes Larsen, neé Haynes, and Eric Larsen, Missoula, Mont., announce the birth of a son, Wilder Dawes Larsen. Born Feb. 11, 2019, at Community Medical Center, Missoula, Mont., he weighed 5 pounds.

Ryan and Nicole (Hackmann) Lause, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Bree Ann Lause. Born March 30, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Carol Jean McBride and Dr. Philip Douglas Dean, both of Warrenton, were united in marriage Jan. 26, 2019, at Warrenton Wesleyan Church. Pastor Vaughn Telfer officiated at the 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony.

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